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PHSE + Citizenship

At Busill Jones Primary School, our bespoke PSHE curriculum is ambitious, well-sequenced and progressive. Equipping our pupils with the skills they need to be happy, healthy, and responsible members of society. We offer a range of learning experiences that provide our pupils with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully tackle the social, moral, spiritual, and cultural issues that face the children growing-up in their local environment.

PSHE at Busill Jones is underpinned by our school values and the fundamental British Values:

  • Democracy

  • Rule of Law

  • Individual Liberty

  • Mutual respect and Tolerance


Our PSHE curriculum meets the aims of the Relationships and Health Education statutory guidance (as set out by the Department for Education), including the non-statutory sex education. Our PSHE curriculum covers key areas which will support children to make informed choices now and in the future around their health, safety, wellbeing, relationships, and financial matters and will support them in becoming confident individuals and active members of society. Our curriculum offer is enhanced by age-appropriate additional learning opportunities, trips and visits from specialist external providers to meet the needs of our community.


What is RSHE (Relationships, Sex, Health Education)?

The Department for Education (DfE) announced that Relationship and Health Education is compulsory for primary aged children from September 2020. Sex education remains non-statutory.

Health Education includes learning about the ‘changing adolescent body’ to equip children to understand and cope with puberty. The National Curriculum for Science (also a compulsory subject), includes learning the correct names for the main external body parts, learning about the human body as it grows from birth to old age and reproduction (including puberty) in some plants and animals.

Relationships Education, Health Education and Science are compulsory subjects and parents/carers do not have the right to withdraw their children from these subjects. We will inform parents when these topics are being taught so that they can support their children with this learning at home.

The DfE guidance states sex education is not compulsory in Primary schools.  We deliver age appropriate sex education to meet the needs of our pupils which includes ‘conception’ and ‘human reproduction’. We will inform parents when these topics are being taught and parent/carers do have the right to request their child is withdrawn from these specific lessons.

Before we teach children about the changing body or Sex Education, we always notify parents. This enables parents to support their children at home, ask staff any questions they may have and see the learning material.


If you have any questions about PSHE or RSE please contact Miss Simran Samra via the email:


Our PSHE pathways:

Our  whole school approach consists of three areas of learning in EYFS: Reception (to match the EYFS Personal, social, and emotional development prime area) and five areas of learning across Key stages 1 and 2.



  • Self-regulation

  • Building relationships

  • Managing self


Key stage 1 and 2:

  • Families and relationships

  • Health and wellbeing

  • Safety and the changing body

  • Citizenship

  • Economic wellbeing

View our PSHE Mid-Term Plans
Autumn Term

View our PSHE Mid-Term Plans
Spring 1

View our PSHE Mid-Term Plans
Spring 2

Be Positive, Be Respectful, Be Your Best
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